Sep 30th 2009 11:18PM The Glencairn Glass is likely to be the most useful glass for tasting whisky. It provides an ever better nosing experience than does a simple wine glass or goblet because the curvature of the glass flutes inward starting from the base to the top enabling more of the aroma being directed towards the whisky tasters nose. It’s also more comfortable to hold while having a decent weighting at the base. The Glencairne glass is also the right size for holding a proper measure of whisky. Remeber, its about quality, not quantity. By the way, we thought you’d be interested to know that the Glencairn Glass is the first style of glass to be endorsed by the whisky industry and members of the SWA (Scotch Whisky Association) and used by every whisky company in Scotland.
A lesson on Whisky Glasses